Clinical Psychologist

Band 7

Main area
Early Intervention in Psychosis Services
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Lewisham Early Intervention Service (LEIS)
London Borough of Lewisham
£38,035 - £48,256 p.a inc.
23/01/2018 23:59

The Lewisham Early Intervention Service (LEIS) is a specialist multidisciplinary community mental health team set up under the guidelines from the National Service Framework for Mental Health. The team works with young people aged 18-65 who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis, and provides a comprehensive service in the Early Intervention Care Pathway of the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group of the Trust. 

The team uses well-researched early intervention strategies and works intensively with service users and carers for up to three years, to promote engagement with the team and with a range of interventions to facilitate social inclusion and recovery. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, permanent Band 7 Clinical/Counselling Psychologist to join the team. As a team member you will be working alongside two Senior Clinical Psychologists, Team Manager, Consultant Psychiatrist, Family Interventions Therapist, Vocational and STaR workers, and multidisciplinary Care Coordinators to offer a specialist psychological service to LEIS service users and their carers. 

You will be responsible for providing psychological assessment, individual therapy, family interventions and group work, as well as consultation, training and supervision as required. The successful candidate will have experience in delivering CBT for Psychosis (CBTp) and Family Interventions for psychosis. The role will be well supported by the team’s senior psychologists, and additional specialist training in CBTp is planned. 

We are looking for an energetic and motivated Clinical/Counselling Psychologist who has a genuine interest in Early Intervention in Psychosis, and the ability to work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team.  Psychological input is valued in the team, and considered an integral part of the service on offer to our service users and their families. 

The team forms part of the wider Early Intervention Care Pathway, providing opportunities to link in with psychologists from the other Early Intervention teams in the Trust regularly. You will be encouraged and supported to access CPD opportunities within the Trust.

Interviews are likely to be held on the 5th February 2018. 

Trainee Clinical Psychologists who are due to complete their training this year are welcome to apply.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Matt Spencer (Senior Clinical Psychologist) or Jean Lawlor (Team Leader) on 020 3228 9300.

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